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Gardening Year 3 Blog 2017-18

Friday 13th October – we are gardeners

Wonderful session today digging in compost, finishing up a couple of square foot gardening beds, and understanding all about seeds.  We finished the day off with some beautiful scientific drawings of broad bean seeds.  We carefully observed some Aqua Dolce broad bean seeds before recording words to describe them.  We then created observational drawings of […]


Friday 6th October – Preparing the polytunnel and choosing vegetables

Today Finchley class divided into two groups. One worked with Andy and Lucas to start moving the square foot gardening beds into the polytunnel while the other worked with Mr Hubery to use pH preference information to identify which vegetables will grow in our pH neutral (7.0) soil. The is the list we created: Artichoke […]


29th September – What is soil and why is it important?

Finchley class had their second gardening lesson today and we were investigating soil. We wanted to find out what it was, what was in it, and why it was so important. We started by collecting soil samples from the raised beds. We then brought them back to the classroom to take a closer look, recording […]


Friday 22nd September – Finchley class get gardening

Today saw the launch of our new gardening class. Finchley class went out to explore and weed the raised beds ready for Autumn planting later this half term. We had a question to answer: what is a plant? We explored the different plants we found and brought back to class some really interesting specimens. In […]